The development of the Distance Training Package on ‘Office Management ( AP Statespecific)’ under Distance Learning Methodology (DLM) has taken place under the‘UNDP’ Project on ‘ Strengthening of State Administrative Training Institutions’ throughDepartment of Personnel and Training (DoP&T), Government of India.The Dr. MCR HRD Institute of Andhra Pradesh has been identified as Anchor Institute todevelop this DLM Module. Sri Kalluri Nageswara Rao and Sri D. Siva Prasad of theHRD Institute have been selected as anchor persons for development of the module.We, the anchor persons, sincerely express our gratitude to the Director General, HRDI for selecting us for undergoing the DLM course at IGNOU, New Delhi and for permitting usto develop the DLM module. We also extend our gratitude to the Additional Director General (TC), Additional Director General and Joint Director General for their continuous support, encouragement and valuable suggestions through out thedevelopment of the module.We would like to express our gratitude to the Department of Personal and Training(DoP&T), particularly Sri OP Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Sri S. Venkatesan and Sri J.Minz, DoP&T for their support, encouragement and suggestions provided during thedevelopment of the module.The anchor persons haVE received the required input on development of a module usingDistance Learning Methodology in the DLM course conducted at IGNOU, New Delhiduring October 2001. We express our thanks to the Course Director and Faculty membersof IGNOU for providing the inputs during the DLM Course.We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of Sri Samarendranath and Ms. Savitri, NewDelhi as mentors in developing the module. We also thank them for allowing us to usethe DLM package developed by them.Sri.B.S. Prakasa Rao, known expert in the area of office management, has taken lot of pains in going through the entire module. We sincerely thank him for his valuable and continuOUS suggestions on the content during the development of this module.The participants of the Validation workshop have given a valuable suggestions, whichhave helped in improving the content. We are grateful for the suggestions.
We extend our sincere thanks to the faculty membersand staff of HRDI and to those who have helped us,directly or indirectly, in developing the module.